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5 cops shot, 2 perps killed in shootout; linked to June shooting caught on video

Thursday July 16, 2009, 10:48 AM

Four Jersey City police officers and a Port Authority police officer were shot this morning, two critically, and two suspects killed during an investigation into the case of a man shot on Broadway last month that had been caught on surveillance video, sources told The Jersey Journal.

Officers were watching a stolen vehicle on Reed Street at Bergen Avenue when a man and a woman exited a nearby building and the man opened fire with a shotgun, shattering the passenger window of an unmarked police car, police said. The officer who was sitting there had just gotten out.

Surveillance video shows man being shot in Jersey City

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The couple then ran back to the building but the man turned around and fired at another officer and struck him in the leg, police said.

Police evacuated the building and called in Emergency Services from Jersey City and Port Authority police.

When police entered the building, gunfire erupted from inside the apartment, going through the door, police said.

A Jersey City ESU officer was hit in the chest and neck outside the door, and he is in critical condition, police said.

Another Jersey City officer was shot in the face outside the door, and he is also in critical condition. He had no signs of life when he arrived at the Jersey City Medical Center, where he was resuscitated and is now in surgery, police said.

"The fact that we can talk about him being in surgery now is a minor miracle," Dr. Nathaniel Holmes said at a news conference attended by Jersey City Police Director Samuel Jefferson, Police Chief Tom Comey, Mayor Jerramiah Healy, other elected officials and a representative of the Port Authority Police.

During the gunfire that erupted, a Jersey City officer wearing a bulletproof vest was shot in the back, and a Port Authority police officer was shot in the arm.

The suspects were apparently barricaded in the apartment but were shot and killed, although details are still hazy.

The incident began with officers of Jersey City's major case unit watching a parked car that matched the getaway car captured on video after a 43-year-old Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., man was shot at 6:30 a.m. June 18 when he arrived at work at the 30 Minute Oil Change on Broadway.

Comey declined to identify the officers saying all of the families had not yet been notified, and he refused to name the dead suspects.


Added: Jul-16-2009 Occurred On: Jul-16-2009
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  • Those people who drove buy should all be executed

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  • Jersey. Failed City.

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  • Bad guys got killed, it was a good day.

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  • link the other vid:
    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=247_1247192720

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  • How come it doesnt surprise me that no one stop to help the guy out. Had to be New Jersey!

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  • And people wonder why cops are taught to shoot to kill...

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    • You mean shoot first, question later...women, children, grandmothers & other innocents...ball-less cowards all of 'em, that why there's always 5-6 on one.

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    • It should be 5 on 1. This isn't about proving you're a tough-guy, it's about enforcing the law and protecting the public. It's pretty rare for cops to kill innocents - and when it happens, it's usually because the person put themselves in a really stupid-dangerous situation.
      It's the dumb fucks who think they have to be a punk-ass criminal to be a man, who kill little kids in the cross fire - maybe they shouldn't hold their pistols sideways... Go check the numbers on how often innocent peopl More..

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    • Pretty rare my ass, YOU check the numbers, cop-sucker, on how many innocents are shot to death, death by tazer, run over by police vehicles, killed in wall crashes from spike strips, shot by "friendly fire", criminal collateral, mistaken identity, death by affixiation (sic) via teargas/pepper spray/ fractured skulls/accessive force, on & on & on...stay the fuc off my threads ass hole!!!!

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    • You seem a little uptight today.

      Posted Jul-18-2009 By 

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    • Grow up man.
      In almost all the cases where people have died or been injured by the police, they have put themselves in that situation in the first place.
      Someone commits a crime or just does something stupid and creates a situation where the police have to act (cos there's plenty of people who would moan like fuck if they didn't act) so they police do their thing and sometimes get it wrong. But the point is, the police don't start things, people do. If you don't want to take the risk that a cop More..

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  • "What is that in the middle of the road mommy?
    Just a man drowning in his own blood sweetie pie... Now what would you like for lunch?"

    Once again no one stopped for some one dieing on your streets. And you people have the balls to tell others how their society should be run. Sorry but you lot have no fukin idea.

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  • see what happens when you shoot at cops? Hopefully all the kids on the bus learned the lesson.

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  • KILL ALL THAT CRIMINAL SCUM ONCE AND FOR ALL!!!

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  • ahhh man the title of this post is misleading,i wanted to see some criminals get smoked

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  • And to riseupagainstthemachine :-
    you also need to grow up.
    Face it,as much as it annoys you to consider it, the apocalypse is NOT coming.
    There will be NO revolution.
    So how about getting with the program and doing something constructive with your life, instead of standing on the side lines wining and moaning, while the rest us try and make the world work.

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  • Good job he kept rolling about after he was shot -or one of the vehicles coming past would probably ran over him!

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  • Is Jersey City just a huge ghetto or something? Seems like all these videos are from there.

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  • In unrelated news the Dunkin Donuts around the corner suddenly announced they would be closing.

    :D

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  • Those of you who constantly accuse the majority of cops of being crooked or uncontrolably violent clearly watch far far too much tv and liveleak.
    Go outside, meet and talk to some real people (not your fellow assholes on world of warcraft or yahoo chat) and face reality.
    Yes.
    There are bad cops in the world.
    No.
    This is not the majority.
    It's simple media bias.
    We hear lots and lots and lots about the bad guys and the bad things they do - it's good tv.
    We hear next to nothing about the thousand More..

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  • Hey...what do you call 5 cops shot?





    A good start.

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    • HA!HA!
      I love all you teenage liberal wannabe gangsters.
      Sitting in your big white house, behind your big white picket fence pretending like you know anything about the world outside your back yard.
      You watch the world through youtube and jerk off to pictures of naked girls that you're never likely to fuck unless you pay them.
      The second somebody even looks at you aggressively you run screaming to mommy and expect those very same cops that you deride to come charging to your rescue.
      You are noth More..

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    • Don't be a fool. I'm not a liberal. They are a big part of what's wrong in the USA. They ought to be shot as well. Remember...it's the libtards who voted in the people who chose the so-called leaders who hired these rogue psycho vigilante cops. They all ought to be strung up.

      What you're witnessing here is simply the collapse or a nation. It will not get any better. Plan your vacations now.

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    • Agree 100% Majority of police units in this country, State, Sheriffs, County & Local could use a good cleaning out...better temperment testing, law inforcement training, maybe instill a little - just a little common sense, patience & professionalism in these quick-to-shoot, tazer-happy jack asses.

      Posted Jul-18-2009 By 

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    • When I need assistance eating donuts or filling out paperwork I'll call for a cop.

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    • I agree with this guy, the law lowerd the standard to include people with class B misdemeanors which include violent offences. Before you couldnt be a cop with that kind of record and after that happend is when we saw skyrocketing numbers of cops killing people and false arrests beatings and tazer use. Even police or deputy officers know how criminal thier own force is if you are a civy.

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  • i love when cops get killed.. the such pigs

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